Lee Sung Keun: Interconnected

  • Presented By: Dennos Museum Center
  • Dates: June 9, 2019 - September 22, 2019
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Dennos Museum Center
  • Northwestern Michigan College Campus, 1410 College Dr
  • Traverse City, MI 49686
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Price: $6 for Adults, $4 for Children 17 & Under, Free for Children 3 & Under, NMC Faculty & Students, Dennos Members, and NARM Reciprocal Members
  • (231) 995-1055
  • About

    Born in 1954 in Seoul where he currently lives and works, Lee Sung Keun (pronounced: Lee Sung-Gun) is a leading figure of the Korean Art Scene.

    Building a bridge between man and nature, Lee’s work is a perfect illustration of the concept of vital energy (Qi), which is omnipresent in the artistic culture of Eastern Asia. He creates sculptures of primordial shapes that, at first sight, evoke human cells or the notion of fertility. Made out of entangled piano wires, which the artist sometimes brightens up with vivid colors, they establish a dialogue between fullness and emptiness while sustaining the resonance of their initial role. Once suspended in air, the vibrating play of light on the sculptures, and the apparent fusion with their surroundings into one symbiotic unity, bring the ovoid shapes to life.